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Drawing Fundamentals

18 & 25 Nov & 2 Dec

Class Image – Drawing Fundamentals Artwork
Tutor: Christina Frank
3 week course
Wednesdays, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Started: 18th November
Open age
Beginners to Advanced

Having good basic drawing skills is the foundation to most art disciplines and anyone can learn to draw. This class is suitable for beginners to intermediate students wanting to discover their hidden drawing skills or develop their own technique further using a variety of drawing mediums. Each session will introduce the student to new drawing techniques developing essential observational skills and learning about form, tone & rendering styles using graphite, charcoal, conte, pastels, ink, & coloured pencils. 

Students will be guided through various drawing techniques to improve their drawing skills, gaining more confidence as they find their self expression. The course will cover still life, landscape, plein air sketching, figurative, portrait & loose expressive drawing.

Program for Term 4 

‘En plein air’ Landscape Drawing

It’s the perfect time of year to be outside, and in the tradition of generations of artists we are going to head out of the studio and in the immediacy of the great outdoors, develop our drawing skills with an ‘en plein air’ experience. We will take advantage of the extraordinary landscape of our neighbourhood, drawing in different locations, using various media and focusing on a different aspect of landscape each week.

Note: If the weather is unsuitable we will draw in the studio at Sydney Art Space.

Materials & Equipment List

  • Pencils, a range from H, HB – 2B through to 6B
  • Charcoal, sticks and charcoal pencils,
  • Conte crayons
  • Coloured Pencil
  • Pastels (small set of range of colours)
  • India Ink
  • Blending stumps (thick & thin)
  • Putty Erasers and Hard Erasures
  • Pencil sharpener or Stanley knife
  • Paper, A3 drawing pad
  • Apron (optional)


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